Meraki: Soul, Creativity, or Love in Any Culture

Meraki: Soul, Creativity, or Love in Any Culture

First published in The Franklin Journal I came across a new word today. Well, new for me. I may try to use it daily, I love it so much. The word is “meraki” [may-rah-kee]. It’s a Greek word, derived from the Turkish “Merak”, for which there is no direct English...
Spirituality in Food and Water Matters

Spirituality in Food and Water Matters

First published in Franklin Journal I just came inside after relishing a dish of blueberries. My preference is to eat them fresh and I’m saddened that this batch is dwindling. Other preferred ways of eating them is baked in a pie, with each serving topped with vanilla...
Celebrating Lughnasadh – First Harvest

Celebrating Lughnasadh – First Harvest

FIrst appeared in Franklin Journal Anyone who isn’t aware it’s nearing the end of summer just isn’t paying attention. I note the routing of the school buses and this year it seems there is a kindergarten bus in the neighborhood. I love signs like that which show life...